July 10, 2013 |
The Fourth of July barometer was in full swing along the Jersey Shore this past weekend, and not just weather-wise. Things went swimmingly along the coast, with sunny, hot conditions that seemed to conspire with the calendar to create a nice long four-day holiday weekend, officials and businesses said Monday as tallies were being taken. "Could we somehow arrange to have the Fourth of July on a Thursday every year?" said Diane F. Wieland, director of tourism in Cape May County.
July 10, 2013 |
The sand dunes created to protect the Jersey Shore may be worth more than an unobstructed view of ocean. However, it is up to a jury to decide how much, if any, a Harvey Cedars couple should receive after a large piece of their property was taken by the state to construct 22-foot dunes that also blocked part of their view of Long Beach Island's surf. The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday tossed out a $375,000 jury award to Harvey and Phyllis Karan in the case filed five years ago, sending it back to Ocean County for a new trial.
July 8, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - Elnora Jenkins couldn't wait to get back here. She has vacationed in this beach town for 12 years, and a hurricane wasn't going to keep her away for long. So Jenkins, 47, of the Rosedale section of Queens in New York City, had returned in early November, just days after Sandy made landfall Oct. 29. "We came once we got the clearance," she said Saturday at Schiff's Central Pier before she left to gamble with her husband, Tristen. On Saturday, she was joined by thousands who were undeterred by a heat wave and made it clear that business was booming in this mostly unscathed city.
July 1, 2013 |
The fried chicken wings and Jersey cakes were flying from the kitchen with their customary speed at the Chicken or the Egg in Beach Haven. At Chef Mike's Atlantic Bar and Grill in Seaside Park, the lobster tamale could be nibbled with a grand picture window view of the Atlantic Ocean lapping at the beach below. In Margate at Steve & Cookie's, crisply dressed diners sipped pricey Manhattans and spooned through anise-scented bowls of bouillabaisse while "Happy Birthday" broke out for June Ross, the wife of a former Margate mayor celebrating her 83d year with a french-fried lobster tail.
June 27, 2013 |
Late on the afternoon of June 13, a strong outrush tide carried water rapidly seaward from Barnegat Inlet, followed by an onrushing six-foot wave that spanned the width of the inlet. When the wave crashed, three people were swept off a jetty, and two of them required medical treatment. That's according to an account from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Tsunami Warning Center. The center has determined that the wave was a tsunami, based on measurements from 30 tide gauges, and that it probably had a weather connection.
June 27, 2013 |
Mercer County beat two opponents and a late-afternoon thunderstorm Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park to capture its first Carpenter Cup Classic baseball title since 2004. After ousting Jersey Shore in the completion of Monday's rain-suspended game, Brian Giallella's squad knocked off Lehigh Valley, 9-2, and claimed top honors shortly before heavy winds and rain arrived in South Philly. "It means a lot," Mercer centerfielder Eddie Ashley said. "Every team we played was good. Last year, when we lost in the first round, it was disappointing.
June 25, 2013 |
Tri-Cape's bid for its first title in the 28-year history of the Carpenter Cup Classic baseball tourney was halted by a 4-1 loss to Lehigh Valley in a semifinal Monday at Citizens Bank Park. "It's a little disappointing not to break though and win it, but it was a great experience playing here," said Trevor Datz, an infielder and recent graduate of Pitman High. Against Lehigh Valley, Datz played second base and went 2 for 3 from the leadoff spot. In three tournament games, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder, who is headed to University of the Sciences, was 8 for 10 with four runs and two RBIs.
June 24, 2013 |
Committing eight errors and posting just five hits, Delaware County was blasted by Mercer County, 14-2, Saturday in the Carpenter Cup Classic baseball quarterfinals. Centerfielder and leadoff man Eddie Ashley (Steinert) went 3 for 4 with three runs to ignite Mercer County's 17-hit attack. In a 1 p.m. semifinal Monday at Citizens Bank Park, Mercer County will face Jersey Shore, which thumped Inter-Ac/Independents, 13-1, in an earlier quarterfinal at sun-splashed Richie Ashburn Field in FDR Park.